Ellen Datlow’s Body Shocks Will Make You Uncomfortable in Your Own Skin

Body Shocks, edited by Ellen Datlow, contains 29 skin-crawling tales of body horror from Carmen Maria Machado, Brian Evenson, Alyssa Wong, and many more. […]

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October 19, 2021 Books

10 Shorter, Sharper Stories For A Quick Hit of Horror

Ten super-short horror stories to scare the shorts off you in four pages or less. […]

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September 30, 2021 Books

Into the Night: August 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in our monthly series. […]

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September 16, 2021 Books

The Same Old Fears: Crafting a Horror Short Story Collection

Aliya Whiteley writes about the tricky process of choosing and compiling short stories for her new collection, From the Neck Up. […]

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September 16, 2021 Books

Hailey Piper’s Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy is an Eclectic, Absorbing Short Story Collection

Hailey Piper showcases her versatility and talent across eighteen lively, dark stories in Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy. […]

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August 25, 2021 Books

Announcing Screams From the Dark, a New Anthology Edited by Ellen Datlow

Screams From the Dark, a thrilling anthology featuring new tales of monsters compiled & edited by Ellen Datlow, will be published by Nightfire in June 2022! […]

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August 11, 2021 Books, News

Unhappily Ever After: 6 Terrifying Reimagined Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are the original horror stories – here are six books of reimagined fairy tales and folklore that will unnerve, disturb, and delight you. […]

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August 5, 2021 Books

Into the Night: July 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in our new monthly series. […]

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August 3, 2021 Books

Big Dark Hole is Jeffrey Ford at His Hallucinatory Best

Jeffrey Ford’s latest story collection a heartfelt, weird, and melancholy tour of the furthest reaches of the author’s imagination. […]

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July 15, 2021 Books

Into the Night: June 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in our new monthly series. […]

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July 2, 2021 Books

Into the Night: May 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in our new monthly series. […]

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June 2, 2021 Books

Angela Carter’s ‘The Lady of the House of Love’ is the Vampire Story to End All Vampire Stories

How Angela Carter captured the entirety of vampire fiction and the violent clash of antiquity and modernity in a single short story. […]

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May 24, 2021 Books

Into the Night: April 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry

Let us guide you through the dark corridors of the best short horror fiction and poetry the internet has to offer in this new monthly series. […]

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May 6, 2021 Books

A Single Point of Light: The Lost Mystery of Faces in the Window

Pseudopod editor Shawn M. Garrett continues his ongoing series about the history of horror audio with an investigation into the lost TV show Faces in the Window. […]

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April 14, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

Isabel Yap’s Never Have I Ever Strikes at the Heart of Folkloric Horror

Isabel Yap’s Never Have I Ever is an outstanding short fiction collection that occupies the space where horror, surrealism, and folklore overlap. […]

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April 5, 2021 Books

Editor, Producer, and Writer Tonia Ransom Shines a Nightlight on Black Horror

Tonia Ransom talks about the Nightlight podcast, lifting up other Black writers, and her own writing journey. […]

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February 25, 2021 Books, Miscellaneous

Mariana Enriquez’s Stories Echo with the Shrieks of Women

In her short stories, Mariana Enriquez acts as a doula for the grotesque and ghoulish, ushering into the world visions of horrors enacted upon and by women. […]

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February 24, 2021 Books

The Chiming of the Witching Hour: Dreadful John at Midnight

In his first entry in an ongoing series about the history of horror audio, Shawn M. Garrett uncovers the backstory of Dreadful John at Midnight. […]

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February 10, 2021 Miscellaneous

Interviewing Ellen Datlow, the Doyenne of Short Horror Fiction

We caught up with legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow about her storied career, current trends, and upcoming projects. […]

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February 9, 2021 Books

On Being the Other in an Outsider Genre: Interviewing Chesya Burke

This Women in Horror Month, we spoke to horror author and academic Chesya Burke talks Black horror, Octavia Butler, and writing rituals. […]

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February 8, 2021 Books

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve is a No-Skips Anthology

Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve continues to deliver, with phenomenal short horror fiction from 22 talented authors. […]

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December 18, 2020 Books

Short Sharp Shocks: 6 Horror Short Story Collections for Longer Nights

2020 has been a banner year for short-form horror fiction – here are six of the best horror short story collections and anthologies to dive into right now. […]

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November 20, 2020 Books

Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire Injects New Life into the Undead

Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire, edited by Nicole Givens Kurtz, is a collection of vampire short stories as diverse as the African diaspora itself. […]

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October 26, 2020 Books

Shaun Hamill’s Introduction to Dark Wonder: A Syllabus

Shaun Hamill’s guiding concept as a writer is “Dark Wonder” – here are five short stories, novellas, and movies to get you started in this niche genre. […]

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October 8, 2020 Books, On Screen

6 Horror Short Stories That Haunt Us

Scary things come in small packages. Some of the most frightening horror we’ve ever read has come in the form of short stories – here are six we can’t shake. […]

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July 28, 2020 Books